macports not untar the tar files

nikos yiotis nikos.yiotis at
Mon Sep 3 02:16:08 PDT 2012

the log for openscenegraph (installation failed)

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Sep 3, 2012, at 03:18, nikos yiotis wrote:
> > Hey, is it normal for macports not to untar the tar files of the
> installed port
> > (last couple of times I had to go to my macports location and untar)
> Nope, that's not normal. But there is a bug in MacPorts where it does not
> detect when, for example, decompression of a source tarball fails (if for
> example your bzip2 utility is faulty), and the error message it prints is
> more cryptic, like "no such file or directory". If you show us a main.log
> file from one of these failures maybe we can figure out what's happening.
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